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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Desk Set: Fountain Pen and Pen Stand
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1962

    Fountain pen stand with rectangular base engraved with an outline drawing of a reclining lion. Black plastic holder for pen protrudes upward from base. Black plastic fountain pen for pen stand. Ball point pen with a clear plastic tip, black plastic end and tortoise shell band around center. Pen stand is part of an eight piece ivory desk set.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Gray Suit
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1961

    A suit in salt-and-pepper wool tweed after spring-summer model number 3270 by Hubert de Givenchy. The understated flecked wool jacket has a fringed neckline and front lapel with two large plastic buttons down center and two flap pockets at sides. The three-quarter length sleeve jacket is paired with a matching pencil skirt.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Model of a Rural Farmhouse
    Gifts from Heads of StateDecember 16, 1961

    Model of a rural farmhouse related to the Alliance for Progress Venezuela Rural housing project dated December 16, 1961. House is made of wood and plastic. Square white house with red roof, interior can be viewed from the open windows and doors (kitchen, bathroom).

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Ruby Red Suit: Jacket and Skirt
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1963

    A two-piece evening suit: jacket and skirt in garnet silk velvet. The jacket is single breasted with three black plastic buttons down the front and two pockets at each hip. The jacket has three-quarter length sleeves and accompanies an A-line knee length skirt with two back zippers.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Tea Service
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Silver repoussé tea service with five pieces. The coffee pot and tea pot have white plastic knobs on the center of the lids and white plastic handles. The cream pitcher and sugar bowl have thin silver handles; the sugar bowl has a lid with a white plastic knob. The silver serving tray has a floral motif around the edge and two handles.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Brazilian female doll made of plastic. The doll is wearing a silver metallic cloth costume with orange taffeta ruffles. A blue and white striped rayon sash is draped in a bustle and fashioned across the back of the skirt. She wears strands of beads around her neck and wrists and balances a basket of plastic fruit on her head.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    Photograph, Coconut Shell John F. Kennedy Used to Send Message
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Dean F. MarkhamUndated

    Photograph of the coconut John F. Kennedy used to send a message following the destruction of PT-109 during World War II. The caption below reads: "MESSAGE OF HOPE - The cocoanut shell, now encased in plastic, which the then Lt. John F. Kennedy used to send back word that he and his fellow-crewmen on PT 109 were safe. It sat on the President's Whit...

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